Bienvenue au Cercle Français de Ferndown

We are a small and friendly group who enjoy listening to interesting talks in French on a wide variety of topics, practising our conversational skills, watching French films, usually with English subtitles, and mixing socially with like-minded people who enjoy all things French.  We also have a lending library of books.

Don’t feel that you have to be fluent in the language – we have members with varying levels of competence.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month between October and May/June.

Come and join us either as a member or a visitor and be assured of a very warm welcome.

Meeting location and contact details >


What's on

 Colosseum Cinema, Westbourne
@ Lavish Life, 14 Westbourne Arcade
01202 769092

Saturday 10th November, 2018 at 7.30 pm

JULES  ET  JIM  (1962)

In the carefree days before World War 1, introverted Austrian author Jules (Oscar Werner) stikes up a friendship with the exuberant Frenchman Jim (Henri Serre).  Both men fall for the impulsive and beautiful Catherine (Jeanne Moreau) but it's Jules who wins her hand.  After the war, Jim visits Jules, Catherine and their daughter in their Austrian home and discovers not only that his feelings for Catherine are unchanged, but also that they're reciprocated.

Poole Lighthouse
Ticket office:  01202 280000

Tuesday, 13th November at 18.00 and Thursday 15th November at 13.30
approx. 85 mins

"Degas: Passion for Perfection"
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas' work is the most representative in Britain.With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas' pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.


Ferndown is twinned with Segré in Maine-et-Loire

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